Vaginal foreign bodies are a complaint occasionally encountered in pediatric clinics and emergency departments, and when pediatric patients present with a vaginal foreign body sexual abuse may not be considered. We describe two children with vaginal foreign bodies who were found to have been sexually abused. Each child had a discharge positive for a sexually transmitted infection despite no disclosure or allegation of abuse. We recommend that all pre-pubertal girls who present with a vaginal foreign body should be considered as possible victims of sexual abuse and should receive a sexual abuse history and testing for sexually transmitted infections. Child sexual abuse is a significant problem in the United States. The history is rarely helpful because the insertion is frequently not witnessed by an adult nor does the child usually disclose putting an object into the vagina. Foreign bodies have been reported to be inserted by children because the genital area may be pruritic, the children may be exploring their bodies, or it is a behavior related to sexual abuse. Sexually transmitted infections STI are a rare cause of vaginal discharge in pre-pubertal girls. In sexual abuse cases, Neissesia gonorrhoeae has been estimated to be found in 3. We describe 2 cases of patients with vaginal foreign bodies who were found to have positive cultures for an STI.
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Itching, redness, and swelling of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area vulva is a common problem in girls before the age of puberty. Vaginal discharge may also be present. The color, smell, and consistency of the discharge can vary, depending on the cause of the problem. DO NOT try to remove any foreign object from a child's vagina. You may push the object back farther or injure your child by mistake. Take the child to a health care provider right away for removal. The provider will examine your child and may do a pelvic exam. You will be asked questions to help diagnose the cause of your vaginal itching.